Saturday, May 28, 2016

Parker's World Cup!

My professors LOVE SOCCER, THEY LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEE SOCCER! About three weeks before this week, we started our Hispanic Heritage Hero Projects. Each professor chose a famous man or woman of Hispanic Heritage to complete a research project on.  The week I did this, was the week of the Hispanic Heritage Hero Project Presentations. When my professors walked in, OH. MY. GOODNESS. THEY. WENT. CRAZY. My amazing husband(who helped me set every week up), made the Messi jersey.  That was such a big hit. We played soccer multiplication, read informational texts that dealt with soccer, we practiced measuring by measuring soccer goals, soccer balls, etc. it was so interactive and fun. Their presentation day was just phenomenal!!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Parker Motor Speedway!!

Well it's only fitting for us as North Carolinians to bring the speedway out! So this week we're learning our way through our content this week through Parker Motor Speedway. I have more boys in my class then girls so I knew this would be a hit. We really had a fun time with this. We did some racing(with little race cars that the kids got to bring them in, they totally loved that) that involved math, literacy, and science.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Let the Games Begin...

The 2016 Parker Olympic Games!
This is week four of my "flipped classroom".  This week I decided to take my professors to the Olympics.  So we had the 100m dash, the high hump and the hurdles.  I connect my theme to every single content area.  I used several different resources to dig deep into the concepts I wanted sharpened.  One of the favorites is Matt Miller's Epic Olympic Review!  It is really awesome!  Only thing is.....I totally forgot to take pictures and my Instagrammer of the Day was so into it, we didn't get any footage.  

My professors ESPECIALLY love it!  They get so hype about the theme and they go all in. On to the next week .....

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Parker's City of Oz!

Parker's City of Oz!  Now this one really did not connect with the professors at first.  They didn't understand this one at all when they walked in.  So it was pretty interesting to introduce this entire concept.